Toyohashi Chapter


Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:56am

Toyohashi JALT usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month on the campus of Aichi University in Toyohashi. Feel free to come join us.

Chapter Officers


Anthony Robins
Dan Devolin
Simon Sanada
Hiroshi Komura
Eric Hankin

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Upcoming Events


María José Ramos
Sigit Wiyono
Uzma Jabeen
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Discussions about language education in Japan can be very inward looking, through focusing on challenges which may seem unique to the country. However, much can be gained by finding out more about issues in other language learning environments. Today, we have the opportunity to discover the situation in three locations, which are themselves contrasting: Costa Rica, Indonesia and Pakistan. The speakers are all experienced language educators who are currently studying here in Aichi, at Aichi University of Education. They will each speak about the background to language education in their countries, before talking about their own individual teaching and learning experiences, the challenges they have faced and the strategies they have used to deal with these challenges.

Jack Ryan
Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

The presenter will explain the background behind the push for more English language content courses at the university level in Japan. He will then outline some of the key concepts that guide him as he designs his English-medium courses in the EFL environment that is Japan. Experimentation and action research has led him to explore various ways of scaffolding content in his courses to make it as accessible as possible to students. The presenter will discuss some of his successes and failures in this quest. He will also explain the techniques and activities he uses in his courses to help bridge the gap between the content and the current English proficiency-levels of his students. The presenter hopes to engage in a lively discussion about the appropriate methodology to utilize when students are “learning in English” rather than learning “about English.”

Jack Ryan is an associate professor at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture. He teaches courses such as Survey of English Literature, Global Issues, English Composition as well as English communication courses. His research interests include content-based instruction, vocabulary acquisition and the future of English education in Japan.

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